Category Archives: Program & Develop

Tools mainly for programmers and webmasters.

[v12.0.10] Navicat Premium – Award-winning universal database manager

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Navicat Premium is an award-winning universal database managing tool that is enough to meet professional database developers’ all requirements. In particular, for newcomers to database servers, it is also quite easy to learn and use. Continue reading [v12.0.10] Navicat Premium – Award-winning universal database manager

[v2017.1.0] Unity – Currently most popular multi-platform 3D/2D games universal IDE

Unity (AKA: Unity3D/Unity2D, U3D for short) is currently the most popular multi-platform free game engine developed by Unity Technologies from Denmark (mainly written in C, C++ and C#, and first released in 2005). Users with C# and JavaScript programming experience can get started more quickly.

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[v5.3.2] Database Workbench – Single IDE for complete database development

Database Workbench is a powerful and comprehensive database application developed by Upscene Productions for database developers and administrators. It offers a single development environment for developing/managing multiple types of relational database engines using SQL.

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[v4.3.3] TexturePacker – Create sprite sheets for your games or websites

Making multiple small images spliced into a large one (sprites sheet), for game development, this can save the storage space and loaded memory that texture images require in game; for web design, this (CSS sprites) can greatly reduce the images loading frequency and time, so as to make web pages load faster. If you want to use Photoshop to do this, that’s too stupid and inefficient. Or if you gave Zwoptex up, then it’s time to turn to this TexturePacker from Germany.

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MonoDevelop – Free, open-source and cross-platform IDE for C#, F# and more

MonoDevelop (AKA: Xamarin Studio) is a free, open-source and cross-platform C# & other .NET languages IDE for rapid development of desktop & web applications on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X, and easily porting .NET applications onto Linux or Mac OS X platform from Windows. Continue reading MonoDevelop – Free, open-source and cross-platform IDE for C#, F# and more

CoolFormat – Universal source code formatter for all popular programming languages

CoolFormat is a free and open-source source code formatting tool from China. It is universal for many popular programming languages, such as C\C++\C#\CSS\HTML\Java\JavaScript\JSON\Objective-C\PHP\SQL\XML.

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Balsamiq Mockups – Excellent wireframing/modeling tool

For a small team/studio of only few members, under the condition of urgent time, documents or something similar must be economized wherever possible. However, two of them can not be ignored absolutely, also we should try our best to do them well and keep them updated. The two documents are: one is database models made by Power Designer (or the more advanced domain model), the other one is the wireframe. Continue reading Balsamiq Mockups – Excellent wireframing/modeling tool